PALATE CATERING SERVICES

based in Dunedin

Our passion is creating custom menus guaranteed to impress you. Whether you are looking for an elegant cocktail party menu, large or small seated dinner party, value based buffet dinner or luncheon or corporate catering,

we can artfully prepare what you are hoping for.

With years of experience teaching cooking classes to 1000’s of adults and kids as well as catering throughout the Dunedin, Palm Harbor, Clearwater and Pinellas area, we offer catering as one of our most popular services.

From economical “Cook and Drop” to full service catering, we can meet or exceed your desires for delicious food and professional service for groups from 20 to 300 guests. Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Heavy Appetizers – we do it all.

Chefs and Owners John and Debbie have a combined 50 years of culinary experience. Of particular note, Chef John was the resident chef on the locally produced, nationally syndicated “Daytime Show” for 14 years.

Catering services begin with the Menu, Level of Service required as well as the all important date, time and location of the event. We NEVER over book, rather we seek to over-service our customers. Our partners supply Linens, Tables, Chairs, Tents, China, Glasses, Cups, Cutlery, Alcoholic beverages – we supply what we do best; Bartenders, Servers, Kitchen Staff and GREAT FOOD.

All of our Menus are Custom Created 

Sample Gourmet Dinner Menu no.1

Chilled Shrimp in a Basil Ponzu Sauce
Mushrooms stuffed with Spinach, Gruyere ​and Toasted Walnuts
Crab Lobster Bisque
Mixed Greens topped with Strawberries, Orange Segments and Candied Nuts with a Fresh Fruit Vinaigrette
Filet Mignon with Chef John’s Café de Paris Sauce
Rosemary & Garlic Rack of Lamb 
Fresh Florida Grouper Bronzed served with a Tropical Salsa
Fresh Mushroom Risotto
Grilled Asparagus
Tres leches Cake

Sample Dinner Menu no. 2

Asian Tuna Tartar on Lettuce Leaves
Blue Cheese Meatballs
Chunky Tomato and Bacon Soup
Chopped Vegetable Salad Italian Vinaigrette
Tender Roasted Sirloin Steak Strips
Three Cheese Macaroni
Sesame Broccoli Florets
Chocolate Mousse Pie with Chantilly

Sample Buffet Menu

Passed Appetizers:
Mini Fish Taco Bites and
Chicken Tenders on Waffle Bites
Buffet Service
Classic Caesar Salad with House Made Dressing and Croutons
Carved Turkey Breast with Brandied Cranberry Sauce
Fresh Made Pasta with Choice of Herb Alfredo Sauce,
House Made Marinara Sauce or Pesto Sauce
Sauteed Green Beans with Sliced Almonds
Key Lime Tart

scallops

ATTENDED OR SELF SERVE STATIONS OR BUFFET SERVICE

SLIDER STATION
Angus Beef Sliders with Lettuce, Tomato, Cheese, Bacon or Pickles
Asian Crab Cake Sliders with Basil Aioli and Slaw
Portobello Mushroom Sliders with Arugula and Tomatoes
Chicken Smash Burgers with Onions and Jalapenos

TACO STATION
Rosarito Fish Tacos with Southwestern Cole Slaw
Shredded Beef Taco with Cheese and Pico De Gallo
Barbequed Chicken with Blue Cheese Cole Slaw

MEAT STATION
Hand Carved Standing Rib Roast with Creamy Horseradish Sauce
Carved Roast Beef Tenderloin with Café De Paris Sauce
Carved Turkey Breast with Brandied Cranberry Sauce
Hand Carved Country Ham with Mustard Sauce

SALAD STATION
Classic Caesar Salad with House Made Dressing and Croutons
Chopped Vegetable Salad Italian Vinaigrette
Mixed Greens with Craisins, Nuts, Cheese and Raspberry Walnut Vinaigrette
Mixed Greens with Roasted Pears, Shallots and Port Wine Vinaigrette

MASHED POTATO BAR
Traditional or Mediterranean-style Mashed Potatoes Served in a Martini Glass with Choice of

Gravy, Cheese, Scallions, Bacon and Caramelized Onions

PASTA STATION
Fresh Made Pasta with Choice of Herb Alfredo Sauce, House Made Marinara Sauce or Pesto Sauce

DESSERT STATION
Raspberry Crème Brulee
Shooters Choose from Key Lime, Bananas Foster, Chocolate Mousse and Chantilly Cream
Chocolate Dipped Macaroons

Very special customers describe our catering services…

“What can I say, your food is fantastic, the service impeccable and it was a pleasure working with Chef John as we developed a “Crazy” menu – at least 30 items for a crowd of 75 people from dinner to late night. The two bartenders were awesome. I can’t thank you enough except to say, I’ll tell everyone I know and I look forward to our next party at my house.”….Stacy (August 2022)

Our club has used Chef John and Debbie’s services for our annual dinner for 250 people for the past 5 years and everyone raves about the food and how economical it is” ..one of our many catering customers.”

“We had a 10 year anniversary dinner for our original staff with 30 people and instead of taking them out to dinner, Chef John and Chef Debbie catered our event at our home. It was a wonderful intimate dinner with appetizers, a main entrée and dessert.. They cooked, served and did all the clean up. Our staff are still talking about the wonderful food and relaxing atmosphere they had. Much better than at a restaurant” … Laura (August 2015)

 

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